idiopathic epilepsy

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id·i·o·path·ic ep·i·lep·sy

1. an epilepsy without evident cause; term often used to describe the genetic epilepsies;
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idiopathic epilepsy

(1) Seizure disorder; epilepsy, see there. 
(2) Generalised tonic-clonic seizure disorder; gran mal seizure.
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In patients with idiopathic epilepsy (ILE and IGE), the difference between boys (n = 125) and girls (n = 77) was significant (p < 0.05) for the hyperactivity / inattention subscale (boys vs.
CT scan results Number GTCS, Partial, P value n (%) n (%) (a) Normal 73 63 (86.3) 10 (13.7) (i) Cerebral palsy 3 (ii) Febrile convulsion 14 (iii) Idiopathic epilepsy 38 (iv) Meningoencephalitis 18 (b) NCC 72 56 (77.8) 16 (22.2) 0.402 (c) Others 23 18 (78.2) 5 (21.7) (i) Meningoencephalitis 8 (ii) Acute disseminated 3 encephalomyelitis (ADEM) (iii) Trauma (SDH + SAH) 1 (iv) Gliotic lesions 2 (v) ICSOL 2 (vi) Structural brain abnorma 7 TABLE 5: Antiepileptic drugs used in children with GTCS and partial seizures.
Dirik, "Effects of epilepsy and valproic acid on oxidant status in children with idiopathic epilepsy," Epilepsy Research, vol.
The risk of asymptomatic hyperammonemia in children with idiopathic epilepsy treated with valproate: relationship to blood carnitine status.
Female gender predominance was noted among studied subjects (77%), which correlates with population studies showing that idiopathic epilepsy tends to affect females more than it does males (27).
Or it may be the start of idiopathic epilepsy (epilepsy of unknown cause).
The mean standardized prevalence of epilepsy in general population of the Krasnoyarsk region (on example BUT Zheleznogorsk) was 2.8 on 1000, including idiopathic epilepsy 0.21 per 1000, symptomatic epilepsy--1.24 per 1000 (post-stroke epilepsy--0.47 per 1000; posttraumatic epilepsy--0.24 per 1000; epilepsy from the effects of congenital CNS abnormalities--0.21 per 1000; epilepsy from the effects of CNS tumors--0.17 per 1000), cryptogenic epilepsy--1.35 per 1000 population.
Sillanpaa and his colleagues found that mortality was significantly higher in patients who had remote symptomatic epilepsy (11.1 deaths per 1,000 person-years) than in those with cryptogenic epilepsy (2.9 per 1,000 person-years) or idiopathic epilepsy (3.5 per 1,000 person-years).
However, it must be determined whether or not the child has some other cause for seizures, such as a tumor, infection (encephalitis/ meningitis), toxin or even idiopathic epilepsy.

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